|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 17, 2010
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CPSC Approves Strong New Crib Safety Standards To Ensure a Safe Sleep for
Babies and Toddlers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted
unanimously to approve new mandatory standards for full-size and non-full-size
baby cribs as mandated by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA).
The federal crib standards had not been updated in nearly 30 years and these new
rules are expected to usher in a safer generation of cribs.
Once they become effective, the mandatory crib standards will: (1) stop the
manufacture and sale of dangerous, traditional drop-side cribs; (2) make
mattress supports stronger; (3) make crib hardware more durable; and (4) make
safety testing more rigorous.
CPSC has recalled more than 11 million dangerous cribs since 2007. Detaching
drop-side rails were associated with at least 32 infant suffocation and
strangulation deaths since 2000. Additional deaths have occurred due to faulty
or defective hardware. These new standards aim to prevent these tragedies and
keep children safe in their cribs.
Effective June 2011, cribs manufactured, sold, or leased in the United States
must comply with the new federal standards. Effective 24 months after the rule
is published, child care facilities, such as family child care homes and infant
Head Start centers, and places of public accommodation, such as hotels and
motels, must have compliant cribs in their facilities.
The full-size and non-full-size crib standards adopted the current ASTM
International voluntary standards with additional technical modifications.
For more information on crib safety and safe sleep environments for baby,
visit CPSC’s crib information center at:
the CPSC public meeting
webcast (Windows Media) where these new mandatory standards were approved.
You can also watch the meeting in
CPSC Commissioners' statements regarding the approval of new mandatory
standards for full-size and non-full-size baby cribs (all pdf):
Chairman Inez M.
Thomas H. Moore,
Commissioner Robert S. Adler, and
Commissioner Anne M.
Links to the Federal Register Notices (all pdf):
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